Rudolf "Rudi" Skácel (SKAT-sel; born 17 July 1979) is a professional footballer who plays for 1. FK Příbram. He has been capped at international level by the Czech Republic. He is generally deployed as a left sided midfield player but has proven himself to be versatile, having also played as a central attacking midfielder and a left back at Southampton.

Skácel began his career with FC Hradec Králové before joining Gambrinus liga side Slavia Prague, where he caught the attention of French giants Olympique de Marseille. However, he struggled to establish himself in the first-team during his time with L'OM and was loaned out to Panathinaikos and Heart of Midlothian. The latter loan spell saw him establish himself as a fan favourite, culminating in him scoring in the 2006 Scottish Cup Final as the Jambos emerged victorious. He then went on to Southampton where he spent three years, including a six-month loan spell with Hertha BSC. before being released. A brief return to Slavia Prague and a short spell with Larissa followed, before he returned to Hearts. His second spell at the Edinburgh club proved to be just as successful as he ended both seasons as the club's top scorer and scored two goals in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final against Hearts biggest rivals Hibernian en route to another cup victory.

He has received infrequent call-ups to the Czech Republic national team squad, amassing seven caps over a period of seven years.

[wikipedia]

Close

Talking Points

Latest News

Footyfeed

@footyfeed.uk

{{::item.item.title}}

@{{::item.item.handle}}

Good Read
{{::item.item.subject}}

...

{{::item.item.time_to_read}} min read
Load More Stories

Want your site featured on footyfeed?

At footyfeed we are always on the look out for great new content for our users.

If you run a football blog, news site or video channel and want to be featured in your teams live feed then drop us an email on the address below and send us the web address to your site.

Email us at sites@footyfeed.co.uk

Publishers

1. We understand that we will only win if our publisher partners win. Our aim is to get you as much quality traffic as we can.

2. We will not have pages of guidelines and rules - we will only take quality publishers onto our platform in the first place. We will, however, have one general guideline - the reader / user is king, and everything else will stem from there.

3. We will talk to our publishers, listen to their suggestions for improvements, and be receptive to any ideas that may be beneficial to our mutual businesses.

Email us at sites@footyfeed.co.uk

Embed this on your website

Paste the code snippet below into your website where you would like this story to appear.

Settings

Customise footyfeed by changing the settings below

Hide images on articles
Hide descriptions on articles